[Editor’s note: Josh Alper is taking a few days off. So the rest of us are splitting up the work.]
After talking about making changes to the starting lineup for Thursday night’s 13-6 loss to the Browns, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin didn’t pull the trigger.
WR Santonio Holmes has racked up 1,000 receiving yards for the first time, at any level.
WR Limas Sweed continues his plunge — he was surpassed by Tyler Grisham for the fourth spot on the depth chart last night.
One columnist thinks last night’s loss to the Browns was the worst Pittsburgh defeat since the NFL/AFL merger. (Our vote continues to be 51-0 at home to the Browns to launch the 1989 season, which actually culminated in a playoff berth.)
S Ryan Clark said that “even a bad Pittsburgh team” should be able to beat the 2009 Browns.
Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain Dealer described the game as a “cold day in hell” for Tomlin. (As my kid is now saying, “I see what you did there.”)
Browns DL Corey Williams paid homage to Shaun Rogers after sacking QB Ben Roethlisberger.
K Phil Dawson visited with the denizens of the Dawg Pound after the game; “This was for them,” he said. “I just wanted to let them know how much I
appreciate them. It was a moment like this that you want to share with
them. I hope the people in Cleveland enjoy this one because they really
Jim Brown loves Josh Cribbs: “He is a spiritual force,” Brown said. “What he does is so pure, it’s
running the ball, then going down to make a tackle. It’s playing the game
with the right attitude, giving himself all the way.” (Deion sums it up more concisely: “Pay the man!”)
Was last night a fluke, or are the Browns actually getting better?